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New Two Day Course in Experimental Design and Statistics – 50% bursaries available

If you are a farmer, agronomist or researcher involved with field trials or would like to improve your understanding of crop trials data, our 'Statistics and Field Experimental Design' two-day training course has been designed for you. It will be delivered from 9-10 Jan 2019 by practitioners at...

Part time AFTP PhD student Lina sets up new industry based study programme

A final report from AFTP Conference this year is an interview with AB World Foods Group Technical Project Manager Lina Zabaliunaite. Lina has almost completed her PhD with the AFTP and combines this with a demanding technical role at AB World Foods. Here Lina tells us about some of her projects and...

Poultry Health Course delivers access to world-leading expertise on infectious diseases

To claim your 25% discount, enter ‘BEAK25’ into the ‘Promotional / Discount Code’ field on the ‘Funding and Finance’ section of your AFTP online Poultry Health Course application. This offer is limited to five course participants on a first-come, first served basis and applies to the online course...

New skills strategy first step to productivity growth

According to DEFRA’s most recent Farm Business Income report, the UK’s agricultural productivity growth rate has plateaued since the early 1990’s and underinvestment in skills & training across the sector is a key factor, according to Tom Hind, Chief Strategy Officer at the Agriculture &...

Skills shortages and careers pathways in the agrifood industry – building a framework that delivers UK productivity

Although the agrifood industry contributes more to the UK economy than the automotive and aerospace industries combined, this highly diverse sector is in short supply of human capital. In this article, that is scheduled to be published in the December issue of the IFST Magazine, AFTP Director,...

Dominican Cocoa Project - Rebuilding After Hurricane Maria

By Tay Noronha, IFNH, University of Reading - Original Publication In September 2017, 'Hurricane Maria', a category 5 level storm and the deadliest of last year's hyperactive Atlantic hurricane season, struck the Caribbean island of Dominica.  It was initially predicted to be a Category 2 storm,...

The future of food production is just around the corner

The future of food production is just around the corner During the AFTP conference in July 2018 we took the opportunity to chat with members of the AFTP community and gain their opinion on what lies ahead for food and agriculture businesses in the near future.  In our first piece, Chris Wells...

AFTP Conference 2018 showcases new opportunities for growth

Watch all the Conference talks now Videos of all the session highlights, interviews and the speakers’ presentations are available via a special playlist on our YouTube channel. Further videos are included in the article below. Delegates at the 2018 Agrifood Training Partnership Conference were...

"A perfect option for people to study and work at the same time" says recent graduate

We are delighted to report a recent bumper 'crop' of  graduates at the University of Reading.  Artem Trufanov, Rebecca Hardy and Sarah McFarland all graduated with MSc Sustainable Food Quality for Health and Greg Rachon obtained a D Agrifood. We recently interviewed Artem and Rebecca, who both ...

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